Electronic payment now available

Lewis Smith & Co. are delighted to announce that we now take debit and credit cards for payment for our services.

Andrew Smith, partner at Lewis Smith & Co., commented. “Our clients asked if we could set up a card payment facility and we were pleased to oblige. It can help people to manage cash flow issues and it reduces our need to handle cheques, so everybody wins!”

Check out our range of accountancy, taxation and business planning services

Lewis Smith & Co. – Accountants for Dudley, Stourbridge and Sandwell

Last call for your P35 Incentive

HMRC have provided a tax free incentive for filing the P35 Employer Annual Return online for a number of years now.

The exercise must have been successful because the incentive has been reduced and is about to be phased out.

If you have fewer than 50 employers, you don’t have to file online until at least 2010 but you can get a tax-free payment of £75 for doing so before then.

Check out the HMRC website for more information.

Lewis Smith & Co. – Dudley Accountants

The Friends of Alfie Johnson

Alfie Johnson was born in November 2007. Oxygen starvation has left him brain damaged and suffering from Cerebral Palsy and he needs contant care and attention. But Alfie has a winning smile and he responds well to to sensory equipment such as fibre optic lights.

The Friends of Alfie Johnson organisation was set up to raise money for equipment and services that will enhance Alfie’s quality of life and support disabled children around the Black Country. On Friday 12th June 2009 Alfie’s Summer Ball is being held at the Copthorne Hotel in Brierley Hill.

Lewis Smith & Co., the Dudley based accountancy firm, are delighted to be supporting the event. We have already booked a table and are looking forward to participating in the fund raising activities for the evening.

See you there?

Lewis Smith & Co. – Accountants for Dudley, Walsall, Brierley Hill and beyond

Avoid the late filing penalties – say Lewis Smith & Co.

Companies House has announced a change in the schedule of late filing penalties that might provide a nasty (and expensive) shock.

The dates for making submissions have changed and the penalties for missing deadlines have increased, which makes it doubly important that you check the details on the Companies House website. So for an example if a private company files its accounts more than 6 month late then the fine is £1,500. For a PLC the fine is a whopping £7,500.

If you need help understanding the implications for your business then just give us a call on 01384 235549 or email us at info@lewissmith.com. We will be pleased to help.

Lewis Smith & Co. – Experts in accountancy, tax and business planning

It All Adds Up For Adderley

Lewis Smith & Co., the Dudley based accountancy firm, is delighted to announce that one of their latest recruits, Stephen Adderley, has just passed his AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) Accounting Qualification. The AAT is the UK’s largest awarding body of skills-based qualifications in accounting and has a strong international reputation.

Craig Beale, one of the partners at Lewis Smith & Co., commented. “We really pleased with Stephen’s achievement because this is a major step forward in Stephen’s career development programme. Lewis Smith & Co. is growing rapidly despite the current economic conditions and it is vital that we develop our team in-line with that growth.

Stephen has now moved onto the ACCA (Association of Chartered Certified Accountants) qualification programme and, as a result, we expect to see him take-on new projects and greater responsibility over the next few years.”

The Lewis Smith & Co. team is packed with experience and people who can understand and sort out your business issues. To set-up a free initial consultation call us on 01384 235549 or email us at info@lewissmith.com.

Lewis Smith & Co. – Dudley Accountants

Start Up – Pull Through

Lewis Smith & Co., a leading Black Country accountancy practice, highlighted today that starting your own business can be a recession-busting opportunity for many people.

Andrew Smith, one of the firm’s partners, said “We all need to remember that there is still business going on out there. This means that there are always opportunities for budding entrepreneurs to set up successful companies.”

“Lewis Smith & Co. specialises in helping people to start-up new businesses and we have plenty of examples of clients who are still going strong even though they set-up in difficult economic times.”

The firm offers a free initial consultation to anyone who wants to find out more about what establishing a business is all about.

Simply call 01384 235549 or email info@lewissmith.com to make an appointment.

Lewis Smith & Co. – Accountants for Telford, Ironbridge and Shifnal

Lewis Smith & Co. Photo Gallery

Lewis Smith & Co, based in Dudley, has commissioned award winning photographer Martin Brent (President of the UK Association of Photographers) to provide a range of fantastic photographs of Black Country landmarks to adorn its new website.

Andrew Smith, Partner at Lewis Smith & Co. commented that “Martin’s photos provide a reminder of the hidden beauty of buildings and landscapes of the region. We were delighted to use them to strengthen our brand and give our new website a real sense of character”

Here a just a couple of the photographs. The Archer and a scene from Dudley Zoo

The Archer


We will make more photos available over the coming weeks.

Let us know what you think – go to the contact page for email and phone details.

Lewis Smith & Co. – Dudley-based accountants